Virtual Caregiver Conference: Maintaining Balance During Uncertain Times

Maintaining Balance During Uncertain Times (coordinated by NR Caregiver Coalition)

September 24 - September 25, 2020

Choose from 3 options to attend:

  • Live web conferencing session: Thursday, Sept. 24, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Live web conferencing session: Friday, Sept. 25, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Recorded videos: Watch the recorded sessions of the conference at the date and time of your convenience

  • CEUs available.


Session 1: Ambiguity, Caregiving and Covid19

 Presenter: Ted Bowman, Family and Grief Educator

  • Aging and ambiguity seem to converge. Finances, health, relationships, retirement plans, family roles, even diets can move from clarity to ambiguity seemingly overnight. Further, many elders live with medical or mental health conditions that are ambiguous. In this practical session, living well with ambiguity and ambiguous losses in the midst of a pandemic will be addressed.


Session 2: Stress and the Brain: Tips and Tools to Keep You Sane

Presenter: Amber Ebert, Psychologist, Coram Consulting, LLC

  • Stress can negatively impact how our brains and bodies work. This session will focus on learning about the consequences of stress, including stress related to quarantine/COVID, and ways to get through the tough parts of our day in a healthy way so we can enjoy our caregiving and keep on smiling!


Session 3: Finding Hope by Understanding the Past - Implementing Trauma Informed Dementia Care

Presenter: Laura Nolan, Program Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

  • Trauma can occur at any point in a person’s life as a result of variety of experiences such as abuse, neglect, violence or combat experiences. The effects of trauma can stay with the person throughout their lifetime. Studies have shown a correlation to past trauma and a higher risk of dementia. Trauma Informed Care is used to assist people living with dementia who have experienced past trauma. By having a better understanding of the effects of trauma we can reduce challenging behaviors while providing a way to find hope for individuals with both traumatic pasts and dementia. The class offers a non-pharmacological strategy to address behavior management and look at ways to improve quality of life for both the person with dementia and the caregiver.


Bonus content! Recorded videos available for all participants on self-care topics.

  • Funeral Planning/Talk of a Lifetime with Mike O'Connell, Funeral Director, O'Connell Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services
  • Jazzing Up Your Meals with Pam VanKampen, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc.


Contact Information

Wendy Loy

Email Wendy



Step 1: Click below to select the date/time or format you want to attend, press the RSVP now button and complete the short form (note: Internet Explorer is not compatible with this form).

  1. Thursday, 9/24, 1-4 pm (live webinar)
  2. Friday, 9/25, 9am-12 pm (live webinar)
  3. Recorded presentations – watch anytime without live internet connection needed. Click link from an email, press play and watch.

Step 2: If you’re a family caregiver within the 14-county coverage area of our caregiver coalition, our conference sponsors will be covering the cost of your registration. No other action is needed.

For professionals who need to register for CEU hours or those caregivers who are outside our 14-county coverage area (see list above), please email for additional information and next steps. Class details: Cost: $35 ($21.11 for 62+); class number: 65606; catalog number: 47-520-405


Bronze Level Sponsors:

Alzheimer’s Association WI Chapter

Amery Memory Care

Heritage Lakeside

Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Become a Sponsor!

The five regional coalitions from throughout Northwest Wisconsin have joined forces to offer a series of virtual Caregiver Conferences for the 2020-21 year!  Becoming a sponsor allows you to be a part of this amazing event and give your organization prime electronic and print visibility to an audience of caregivers. Your sponsorship supports all five virtual conferences that will take place in September, November, January, March and May.

Please review the sponsorship overview for more details, then complete and submit your sponsorship agreement form. Payment can be either by mailing a check or via credit card using the sponsorship payment link below.


Sponsorship Overview

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